Ian Haggerty has almost 30 years business experience working throughout Europe, the Middle East, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Ian is a dedicated business professional who’s approach towards business includes private business owners as well as corporate business owners, and participates at all levels of business interactions. With significant business experience gained from owning his own businesses and time spent in the corporate world; his strengths are identifying short and long term growth opportunities as well as understanding the diversity of exit strategies and succession planning available to business owners.
Before joining the team at Benchmark (as a senior business broker), Ian was QLD State manager for Flow Systems (part of the Brookfield group) where he created dynamic growth opportunities for developers within the residential and commercial property markets. Prior to Flow, Ian was also at Trility, (part of Mitsubishi) Australia’s third largest water company, and was Head of Strategic Growth. Ian developed strategies for the company’s growth from 120 employees to over 400 employees today, including sourcing joint venture arrangements and value added acquisitions.
After selling his own pipeline business to Veolia, he then spent six years with Veolia and was promoted to National Business Development Director. During his time at Veolia Ian grew his division from $400k to $46mil per annum to become the largest water main “Trenchless” rehabilitation company in the southern hemisphere.
Prior to Veolia, Ian was the Managing Director/Owner of Pipe Shield, a specialised pipeline inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation company. Ian sold his business to Veolia. He has also worked internationally for companies such as Trafalgar Water Inc., where he was a consultant to a number of North American companies within the utilities, services and water industries where his main role of operations was in mergers and acquisitions, consolidation proposals, market analysis, securing funding for growth, and new technology introduction and acceptance.
It’s safe to say that Ian Haggerty’s knowledge and experience within the water, trench-less technology, utilities and civil sectors is second to none. Ian works tirelessly to deliver positive outcomes that are desirable to all parties.
Outside of work: Ian loves spending valuable time with his immediate and extended family, he enjoys good food & wine and listens to country music. He has a keen eye and a passion for old cars and sculpting.